Movie Review: Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.

General Information:

Directors: Yanagisawa Tetsuya
Stars: Tomatsu Haruka, Kaji Yuki
Aired: Apr 23, 2016
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Kadokawa Shoten, Movic, Fuji TV, Milestone Music Publishing, Lawson
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Qualia Animation
Genres:  Romance, School
Duration: 1 hr. 3 min.
Country:  Japan
Language: Japanese
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


This is the last time I’m going to practice…

Natsuki Enomoto, a third-year student at Sakuragaoka High School, has feelings of unrequited love for her childhood friend, Yuu Setoguchi.

Unable to be true to her own feelings, Natsuki tells Yuu that she is merely using him as a stand-in to practice confessing her love to.

As Natsuki continues to pretend not having any feelings for Yuu, her classmate Koyuki Ayase asks her out on a date.

Will Natsuki ever be able to stop “practicing” and actually confess her love to Yuu? (Source: Aniplex USA)


I haven’t watched any shoujo anime for a while then I came across this shoujo movie I thought why not watch it and see what it’s all about. It was a very typical shoujo. It reminded me of a manga that I read a while back. Basically, the two main characters love each other. However, they won’t admit it or are not aware of it yet. So, they practice to be each other’s boyfriend/girlfriend.

It’s probably something you’ve seen before. Somehow, it felt refreshing for me to watch this. It was kind of innocent and kind of cheesy. Everything that I wouldn’t normally watch. I really enjoyed it. I think shoujo fans would appreciate a movie like this one as well.

Overall Rate: 7/10

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